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The House of Charity is creating strong relationships with its volunteers, community leaders, and local
community members. Interacting with community creates greater volunteering opportunities for children,
young adults at school, and college students. Our goal is to develop a sense of morale and bring back the
spirit of volunteering among young adults and create stronger ties within the Houston community. We
provide safe volunteer opportunity to Houston youth through:
The Summer Internship Program
The House of Charity provides opportunities to youth to spend the summer working side-by-side with some
of the leading businessmen, medical professionals and humanitarians. As volunteers youth gain a great
deal of valuable local and international work experience with the most skilled and successful professionals.
Projects Abroad in the Global Economy
We help to create global impact to our local youth by creating global volunteer opportunities through our
International Medical Mission Program. Our international network of hospitals enables us to channel the
skills of our volunteers and place them according to their interest in fields such as photography,
documentary making, web designing, nursing, medical assistance, etc.
Through House of Charity Youth Development program volunteers learn from their chosen projects and the
people they meet. Positive personal experience helps dissolve divisive geographical, cultural and political
barriers, leads to greater human understanding and world peace. The culture exchange opportunity is a
strong component of The Healing Home, where Houston youth meet patients and their families from all
around the world. Every child they meet offers them a unique individualized personal cultural experience.
We at The House of Charity believe that enduring bonds that bring many diverse cultures of our world
closer together into one global community.
Volunteer help to teach spoken English to children or adults at The House of Charity Healing Home. There
are also many opportunities for teaching a range of other subjects: Science, Math, Art, and Music.
Patient Care and Special Need
Volunteer are provided opportunities to assist with patient care to children and youth with disabilities at
The House of Charity Healing Home.
Volunteers contribute time and energy to coach soccer, cricket, volleyball, basketball and a variety of other
sports at the The House of Charity Healing Home and refugee children and youth residing in Houston area.
Public Relations Internship
Provides Public Relations opportunities at the Office working closely with newspaper, magazine, radio and
TV station. Partners in these efforts are ABC channel 13, various periodicals and local radio stations.
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Helping Homeless Community of Houston
By Ghazal Bombaywala-volunteer
I woke up to the sounds of the pouring rain outside of my window. I told myself that no matter what, I will do
everything in my power to make sure the volunteers show up this morning at the Star of Hope T.L.C. Today
was the Humanitarian Day event. I was on my way; the rain was getting harder and harder. This did not stop
us. As the volunteers had started to arrive, each booth was being set up. All of the volunteers were ready for a
day of generosity and enjoyment.
As the event was being prepared and the guests started arriving, the rain started to slow down, the children
began to come for the fun booth, and cameras started appearing. As the children started to appear, so did the
parents and the food.
As one of the young volunteers in Houston, I realized what a great tradition The House of Charity of bringing
hot meals, providing Hygiene packs, giving out school supplies, and offering some fun activities to the local
homeless community. They are also keeping the love, care, respect, and dignity of the Houstonian residents.
The House of Charity has placed all of their efforts into providing high quality life essentials. They were founded
in 1997. The organization offers high quality donated medical care and life essentials to improve life and health
of impoverished children and young adults in America and around the Globe. Since inception, The House of
Charity has provided aid to over 150,000.
Star of Hope has been so gracious in working with The House of Charity in holding Humanitarian Day on their
lot. They have been God's answer to the prayers of Houston's homeless since 1907. They minister to more than
900 men, woman, and children every day with food, clothing, shelter, and structured recovery programs.
Through Emrgency Shelters and Transitional Living Centers, Star of Hope touches the lives of more than 7,000
different homeless people each year-including over 1,600 children.
In all of the areas, items were donated by local residents. Many items were donated at a local grocery store,
The following items were donated: back packs, blankets, towels, shampoo, tooth brush and tooth paste, mouth
wash, soap, deodorant, hand sanitizer, toys, school supplies, rice, sugar, dry milk, beans, soft drinks, and
Today is not only about helping members of the homeless community, but it is also about providing safe and
healthy volunteer opportunity to us young members. The volunteers there selves donate over 23,520 hours
every year. That's almost $250, 000 worth of free work. Many of the volunteers are under the age of 18.
The House of Charity has taken in charge of distributing the hygiene packs to the homeless shelters in Houston
Many do not understand the hard work and effort that goes into putting an idea that was just a plain suggestion
into an actual project. Humanitarian Day was put together by The House of Charity and the dedicated and
committed volunteers, we salute our volunteers.
The House of Charity collaborates with youth volunteers and provides toys, groceries, clothing, household
items, and school supplies to underserved communities. Annually The House of Charity organizes Humanitarian
Day providing meals, hygiene packs, toys, carnival, clothes, blankets and more to homeless and underserved
community in Houston and surrounding areas. The House of Charity has provided aid to evacuees of
Hurricane Katrina disaster, and Hurricane Ike disaster in Gulf Coast.
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